As the sun rises over the emerald greens and fairways of Grayson Woods Golf Course, the shadows cast by Mount Diablo in the east recede and players tee up to test their mettle against the challenging par-27 course. Each of the course?s nine holes is nestled between trees and water hazards, raising the stakes and level of difficulty for junior, adult, and senior players alike. Alongside the main course, players develop their orb-rolling stroke on an 18-hole putting course that sits atop an ultra-modern surface free of divots, dirt clods, and rigs drilling for untapped sources of iced-tea-lemonade. The staff, which includes a PGA professional and an LPGA professional, offers private lessons to give improving players an edge at regularly scheduled tournaments such as the Junior-Senior Open and Ladies? Day. Lessons from their high tech teaching academy are available upon request.
If you’re just getting into golf or you’re in the mood for a relaxed, slow-paced game, this could be the perfect course for you. With only 9 holes, you won’t need a ton of time to get a quick round in during a break in your schedule. The course is flat and relatively short, but the prices are extremely reasonable to match your budget. If you need a little practice with the long ball, the driving range is available and equally affordable. The clubhouse is available to suit your cold beer cravings when you’re done for the day. For an unpretentious golfing experience without any pressure, this course is worth a look.
Helmed by founder Tom Rezendes, NorCal Golf Academy?s LPGA, PGA, and TPI-certified professional instructors believe that there are infinite ways to swing a golf club. In this spirit, they help each student find his or her own best approach, taking into account physical limitations to craft goals that are as lofty as the berries on a berry bush.
Operating on the premise that there is no such thing as a quick fix and that overall fitness is key to a good game, they also focus on adding new drills over time, and encourage students to participate in the facility?s golf fitness classes. The specially designed workouts can help golfers build a solid swing and generate the muscle needed to fight off water-hazard gators.
Set amid a stretch of hilly terrain, Canyon Lakes Golf Course's 18-hole course offers a player-friendly layout with scenic views of Mount Diablo and the San Ramon Valley. Throughout the course, towering pine trees and treacherous sand traps constrict the fairways, eager to ensnare errant golf balls or 7-iron medal detectors looking for buried treasure. When not taking on the challenges of the undulating course, golfers can head to Canyon Lakes' adobe-style clubhouse, which serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day and breakfast from 6:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Built in 1937, the Tilden Park Golf Course has some of the most stunning views in the Bay Area. You’ll be able to see the Oakland and San Francisco skylines while teeing off, but still feel a world away from their hustle and bustle. The SF Guardian named this 18-hole championship course the Best Golf Course for Oakland and the East Bay in 2010, and it’s easy to see why. The sixteenth hole, which overlooks the entire course, is particularly beautiful. There are instructional classes for all levels, either for individuals or groups, led by the course’s two PGA professionals or junior professionals. You can book your own tournament, fundraiser, corporate event, or private celebration, all of which include access to the superb banquet facilities.
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